Samsung today announced a tablet with Iris-recognition technology in India. The tablet, Galaxy Tab Iris, is priced at Rs 13,499. Note that Iris recognition is a biometric identification system that is used in Aadhar.
Samsung thus now is promoting it as a tool for the governments in India to implement various schemes.
“The Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris powered by iris technology will enable users to access services remotely by embedding Aadhar iris-biometric authentication capabilities. This alignment will provide a more secure authentication and verification process and help the country transition away from traditional authentication processes. It is a breakthrough technology as E-KYC can be carried out in seconds whereas the traditional KYC takes up to 2 to 7 days,” said Samsung in a blog post.
“The capability of the Galaxy Tab Iris is to function as an authentication device enabling banks and financial institutions to easily authenticate an individual’s data for account integration with their Aadhar numbers as well as provide an additional layer of security for banking services such as locker access, fixed deposits, where authentication is required,” the blog further added.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris has a 7 inch display that has 1024×600 pixels resolution. It has a 1.2 GHz quad core processor that runs this tablet with the help of 1.5 GB LPDDR3 RAM. This 3G tablet has Android Lollipop operating system.
The Tab Iris has a 5 megapixel auto focus rear camera. It has an 8 GB of internal memory which can be expanded by up to 200 GB through a micro SD card. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris, which measures 193.4 x 116.4 x 9.7mm and weighs 327 grams, has a 3,600 mAh battery. It has WiFi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1 and a micro USB 2.0 port.